The Sustainable Development Goals SDGs Trade Monitor launched!

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Trade and Sustainable Development

WTO, ITC and UNCTAD have launched the SDG Trade Monitor

Track down the progress made in the area of international trade toward the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals with this free analytical portal.The SDG Trade Monitor allows you to conduct customized analysis using official trade-related SDG indicators and other complementary indicators to provide you with a more extensive understanding of the relation between trade and development in the SDG agenda.


The global indicator framework for Sustainable Development Goals was developed by the Inter-Agency and Expert Group on SDG Indicators (IAEG-SDGs) and agreed upon at the 48thsession of the United Nations Statistical Commission held in March 2017. For more information see

  • 2.b.1: Agricultural export subsidies;
  • 8.a.1: Aid for Trade commitments and disbursements;
  • 10.a.1: Proportion of tariff lines applied to imports from least developed countries and developing countries with zero-tariff;
  • 17.10.1: Worldwide weighted tariff-average;
  • 17.11.1: Developing countries’ and least developed countries’ share of global exports; and
  • 17.12.1: Average tariffs faced by developing countries, least developed countries and small island developing States

These indicators have been officially validated by the UNSC but additional changes or sub-measurement might be required in the future. Data on the current indicators is provided by the 3 agencies on an yearly basis to feed the SDG Report.

The SDG Trade Monitor has been created to provide an extensive repository of trade indicators that can allow policy makers and researches to explore the manifold synergies between trade and the SDGs through customized searches.

This portal is the result of the cooperation among the International Trade Center (ITC), the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) and the World Trade Organization (WTO).

Critical to the success of the SDG Trade Monitor is the goodwill and cooperation of national customs, statistics institutions and regional trade secretariats that provide the majority of the data available through the application for the collective benefit of all our users.

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